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COMMISSION AGENDA: July 13, 2007
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission

Meeting:
Meeting: July 13, 2007 8:00 a.m.
The Inn at Spanish Head
El Toro Room
4009 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
Reception:
July 12, 2007 7:00 p.m.
The Inn at Spanish Head
Balboa and Cortez Rooms
4009 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, Oregon 97367
   
July 13 , 2007 Agenda  
Printable Agenda  


July 13 , 2007 (meeting start time: 8:00am)
EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Commission will hold an executive session to consider employment of a director, as authorized by ORS 192.660(2)(a).

Exhibit:    DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT

This is a placeholder for possible Commission action(s) and/or discussion related to the appointment of an agency director.

Staff: Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administrative Services
No Public Testimony
Action:  TBD

 
DIRECTORS REPORT

Field Reports

Staff: Craig Ely, Chip Dale, Chris Wheaton, Steve Denney,
Tony Nigro, Walt Markee, Holly Michael

Cervid Rule Update

Staff: Bruce Eddy, Grand Ronde Watershed Manager

Adopt Temporary Rules

Staff: Roy Elicker, Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs

74th Legislative Update

Staff: Roy Elicker, Deputy Director for Fish and Wildlife Programs

 
COMISSIONER ITEMS

Expenditure Report

Staff: Laurie Byerly, Deputy Director for Administration
Action: Approval

 
PUBLIC FORUM

Note: This part of the agenda is for comments on topics not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda. Please contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of the Director at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to be included in the public forum. If you bring written summaries or other materials to the meeting please provide the Commission Assistant with 20 copies prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to their attention in this forum.

Dennis Sutherland    Furtaker License

 
Exhibit A: COMMISSION MINUTES

Approve June 2007 Commission minutes

Action:  Approval

Attachments:
 
Exhibit B: OCEAN COMMERCIAL SALMON TROLL LIMITED ENTRY PERMIT LOTTERY

Staff will ask the Commission to review the commercial salmon troll limited entry statutes and request Commission action regarding suspending the permit lottery for 2007.

Staff: Ron Boyce, Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Program Manager
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit C: RAZOR CLAM FISHERY

Staff will ask the Commission to review rules for commercial razor clam harvest south of Tillamook Head.

Staff: Matt Hunter, Estuary and Shellfish Project Leader
Public Testimony
Action: Rulemaking

Attachments:
 
Exhibit D: ADOPTION OF FINAL ORDER IN CONTESTED CASE – LIMITED ENTRY SARDINE PERMIT FOR ROBERT BRISCOE

Staff will ask the Commission to adopt Final Order in the contested case of Robert Briscoe.

Staff:   Deanna Erickson, License Services Manager
No Public Testimony
Action:  Adopt final order

Attachments:
 
Exhibit E: LONGVIEW FIBRE FISH PASSAGE WAIVERS FOR NORTH FORK NEHALEM RIVER TRIBUTARIES

Staff will ask the Commission to decide whether to grant a fish passage waiver for three culverts on tributaries of the North Fork Nehalem River, with mitigation delayed for one year in order to leverage grant funds for other projects.

Staff: Tom Stahl, Fish Passage Coordinator
Public Testimony
Action: Approve

Attachments:
 
Exhibit F: WILDLIFE AREA DRAFT PLAN REVIEW – SUMMER LAKE AND WHITE RIVER WILDLIFE AREAS

Staff will brief the Commission on the draft Wildlife Area Plans for Summer Lake and White River Wildlife Areas.

Staff:Nancy Breuner, Habitat Biologist
Public Testimony
Action: Informational Briefing

Attachments:
 
OTHER BUSINESS

Building Hunter and Angler Support for State Wildlife Action Plans, Including the Oregon Conservation Strategy

Bill Geer will visit with the Commission and explain what the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership can do for ODFW

Staff:   Bill Geer, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
Public Testimony

2008 Commission Meeting Schedule

 
EXECUTIVE SESSION

Consultation with counsel concerning legal rights and duties under ORS 192.660(2)(h).

 

FUTURE PROPOSED COMMISSION MEETINGS & TOPICS

AUGUST 3, 2007 – Salem

  • Shikar-Safari Award Presentation
  • 2007-2008 Oregon Game Bird Regulations
  • 2008 Oregon Sportfishing Regulations
  • Fish Screening Task Force Member Appointments
  • Trawl Individual Quotas
  • Mentored Youth Program


AUGUST 3, 2007 – Salem

  • R&E Project Approval
  • Rogue Spring Chinook Conservation Plan Adoption - TENTATIVE
  • Access and Habitat Projects

 


AGENDA
The Commission meeting will begin at 8:00 AM, and proceed chronologically through the agenda.  If you wish to receive written materials prepared for any of the agenda items, please contact the Director’s Office in Salem at 503.947.6044 to request a packet for those items which interest you or see the agency’s website at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/Comm/schedule.htm.

A recess will be taken at 12:00 Noon, when the Commission will have lunch and may discuss matters of general interest.  The public is welcome to attend, and an announcement will be made of the location of the lunch.  At 1:00 PM, members of the public may bring unscheduled items before the Commission. The Commission will take this testimony for approximately 30 minutes.  A time period of five (5) minutes will be allowed for each individual.  Please notify the Director’s Office at 503.947.6044 if you wish to testify.


PUBLIC TESTIMONY
If you wish to give testimony on any item scheduled on this agenda, please sign up on the sheets provided the day of the meeting.  You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair.  The Commission places great value on information received from the public, and wants to avoid arbitrary limits on the time or attention allocated to each witness.  Therefore, persons desiring to testify or otherwise present information to the Commission are encouraged to:
    (1)  Provide written summaries of information to the Commission twenty (20 sets);
    (2)  Limit testimony to five (5) minutes, recognizing that substance, not length, determines the value of testimony or written information;
    (3)  Endorse rather than repeat testimony of other witnesses; and
    (4)  Groups or organizations wishing to testify should designate one spokesperson whenever possible.

PUBLIC FORUM
If you wish to give testimony on any item not scheduled elsewhere on the agenda, please contact the Director's Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 503-947-6044, at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. You will be called to testify by the Commission Chair immediately following the Commissioner Items portion of the agenda. Please provide 20 sets of written summaries or other materials to the Commission Assistant prior to your testimony. The Commission is unable to take action on items brought to their attention in this forum.

Thank you for taking the time to present your views.
Materials delivered to the Director’s Office sufficiently in advance of the meeting can be copied and distributed to the Commission.  If you bring written materials to the hearing, please provide twenty (20) copies.  If you have questions regarding this Agenda, please contact the Director’s Office, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 3406 Cherry Avenue, NE, Salem, OR 97303, 503.947.6044.

PARKING
Parking is available to anyone who attends the Commission meeting.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION OF DISABILITIES
Reasonable accommodation, such as assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters, and materials in large print or audiotape, will be provided as needed.  In order to ensure availability, please contact the Director’s Office at 503.947.6044 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to make your request.  TTY users can reach ODFW by using the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service.  Please dial 711 and ask to be connected to 503-947-6044.